The Bruins lost Saturday afternoon to the New York Islanders by a score of 3-2. This was a devastating loss for the B's at home. Johnny Boychuk made his return in this game, but his return came at the expense of three other injuries.
Andrew Ference was injured in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils and missed Saturday's game. During the contest on Saturday, Tuukka Rask appeared to injure his lower body and was helped off the ice. Tim Thomas came in to relieve Rask. He finished with 11 saves and 1 goal allowed before his injury.
Also, Daniel Paille collided with Steve Staios in the third period and missed the remainder of the game. Michael Hutchinson and Lane MacDermid will replace Rask and Paille respectively on the upcoming two-game road trip.
As far as the game, Boston looked god for the first 40 minutes. Milan Lucic and Tyler Seguin had the goals for Boston. Brian Rolston picked up his first point back with his old team when he assisted Lucic's goal.
The game was tied at two with five minutes left when John Tavares knotted his 26th goal of the season to put the Isles up for good. Everyone in the building thought the puck was iced, but the refs allowed play to continue and that led to the goal.
The Bruins will be back on the ice Sunday afternoon when they take on the New York Rangers.
Gold Star: Milan Lucic (1 goal, 5 shots on goal, 3 hits)...The point streak continues for the winger.
Black Star: Zdeno Chara...No one can really explain what is going on with Big Z lately. He will turn it around when the playoffs arrive.